Crazy House is a 1943comedy film starring Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson as Broadway stars who return to Universal Studios to make another movie. The mere mention of Olsen and Johnson's names evacuates the studio and terrorizes the management and personnel. Undaunted, the comedians hire an assistant director and unknown talent, and set out to make their own movie. Financed by an eccentric "angel" (Percy Kilbride), the completed feature is set to premiere when angry creditors confiscate most of the film. Olsen and Johnson keep the preview going, anyway, and their venture is a success.
June 2, 2019 Subject:
An attempt to recreate the magic of Hellzapoppin', that falls flat because it is a poor sort of clone of the original. Olsen and Johnson were never particularly funny - and Hellzapoppin' was made what it was by all the supporting characters. Here they throw in a lot of quick cameos - everyone from Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to Shemp Howard to Johnny Mack Brown to Leo Carillo and more. The principals, aside from Olsen and Johnson, include Patric Knowles, Cass Daley and Martha O'Driscoll - all of whom give serviceable performances - nothing special. View it, If you really have nothing better to do.